Your garbage disposal might just be one of the most used appliances in the kitchen these days, especially during the holidays with all the entertaining and cooking that happens during this time of year. But does your garbage disposal need a plumber?
Sometimes there are simple fixes when things go wrong with a garbage disposal, but other times your garbage disposal needs a plumber to fix it. Here are some instances.
If you turn it on and it doesn’t make a noise, and you check underneath and it is plugged in, then there’s a high likelihood that it is broken and could need replacement. Then it’s time to call a professional plumber.
Garbage disposals can leak. Since they’re attached under the sink, it isn’t something you want to take lightly. Mold can grow quickly in south Florida, especially in a dark moist environment. This can happen over time when the seals can become worn or loosen over time. The connections can crack, and just wear out as well. Calling a plumber is your best bet.
If your garbage disposal becomes jammed, do not put your hands in it. Call a professional plumber to come take care of it. You don’t want to get hurt trying to get something out of it.
One of the most common problems with garbage disposals is that they start to drain slowly. This could be because the dishwasher is running at the same time, or because there’s just too much food in it. If you’ve tried clearing the drain naturally with baking soda, ice, or vinegar and it doesn’t work, call a plumber to check out the issue.
Don’t let your garbage disposal let you down when you need it most, give McDonough Plumbing a call. McDonough Plumbing has been a true fixture in the plumbing industry since 1947, and is here to help you in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, North Port, Englewood and other communities throughout Charlotte & South Sarasota Counties. Contact us today.